Office of profit case: Shiv Sena raises doubts over EC's recommendation

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 15:52 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) India], January 20 (ANI): Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Saturday questioned the Election Commission's recommendation of disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs from the Delhi Assembly in connection with the office of profit case.

"Kejriwal began his political career by fighting corruption then what was the necessity to appoint 20 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries? To keep the MLAs connected, the need for a different position came," Raut told ANI.

"There is a question mark on the decision of the Election Commission. Questioning Election Commission is common when decisions like this come. The Election Commission is itself responsible for it," he added.

Raut Emphasised that if an office of profit is considered to be an act of corruption then all the political parties including MPs , MLAs everyone are after profit only, whether they are in a government position or not.

He added that whenever there is a change of government at the Centre, the new adminstartion appoints of the Election Commission members of its choice.

The ECI on Friday recommended to President Ram Nath Kovind that the 20 MLAs be disqualified.

In cases where petitions are made seeking the disqualification of lawmakers, the President sends a reference to the ECI which then sends back its opinion.

If the president gives his assent, the disqualification of the legislators would pave the way for elections in Delhi. (ANI)